Mym's a big fan of Mirka Mora, a celebrated Australian painter and doll-maker, and has just finished reading her book 'Of Love and Clutter' . She was so inspired, she made this doll for Mirka, just to let her know how much she loves and appreciates her.
Mym grew up in St Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, and Mirka, in those days, lived at the end of our street, often walking past with her latest purchase (almost always a book) from Acland St. I'm sure my memory is playing tricks on me here, but I seem to remember that Mym would always be crying over something when Mirka wandered past, and Mirka would invariably stop and suggest "chocolat" to remedy the situation. This tells you everything you need to know about Mirka, who, as I understand it, believes that there is little in this world that cannot be remedied by beauty, or something gorgeous to eat.
The older I get, the more I'm inclined to agree with her.
If you can get past the 2nd guessing of the Dread Pirate Negus, there's a good interview with her here.
Such a lovely woman, may she live forever, and I hope the rapturous offerings of my 11 year old warms her heart and makes her smile.